Spiders and Scorpions - Spectrum of Homeopathy 02/2020
Are you afraid of spiders? If so you aren’t alone. Arachnophobia is by far the most common fear of animals. This exaggerated aversion cannot be explained by the real danger posed by spiders. It has a long tradition: in mythology the spider archetype is characterised by the devious exercise of power, violence and a dark aggressive sexuality. In this new issue of SPECTRUM we present the patterns of speech, thought and behaviour, and the issues preoccupying those who can profit from homeopathic treatment with a spider or scorpion remedy. They have frequently suffered violence or abuse in their childhood from close family.
The case histories from our international authors highlight how a highly toxic mixture of malicious attacks, lack of empathy and asocial behaviour is passed on from generation to generation, turning victims into perpetrators. The typically impulsive, provocative and aggressive behaviour originates in severely disturbed early childhood bonding. In children the essence of spiders and scorpions is expressed directly in their games, hobbies, drawings and fantasies.Psychological disturbances clearly stand out in this issue.
The spectrum ranges from ADHD, autism and asocial behaviour in children and teenagers to panic attacks, borderline personality disorders and depression with a suicidal tendency in adults. It is astonishing how much homeopathic treatment can achieve in such cases of severe bonding disorders and major psychopathology. Even if those affected are not healed of their trauma, a spider remedy frequently helps them become calmer, less aggressive and more responsive so that they can better integrate into society and express their particular intellectual and physical talents.With this issue of SPECTRUM we aim to clarify the taxonomy and hierarchy of the arachnids, presenting both well-known remedies such as Aranea, Mygale, Theridion, Tarentula cubensis, Scorpio europaeus and Androctonus as well as unfamiliar remedies such as the golden silk orb-weavers Nephila (see extract here).
Last but not least: in this issue we are also featuring a special update on the search for remedies to treat the Covid-19 pandemic that has transfixed people around the world. Covid-19 has come to represent collective insecurity and existential fear in the face of a health threat to which there is currently no effective treatment.So we have recently been closely watching and interacting with homeopaths around the world as they discuss their cases and analyse the genus epidemicus for Covid-19. Our resulting report focuses on the experience of several prominent homeopaths together with their published results, featuring especially the authors who regularly publish their work here in SPECTRUM. They have been treating patients in some of the major epicentres such as Iran, Italy, Spain, UK and New York. We sincerely hope their suggestions can guide you if patients suffering the effects of Covid-19 seek your help.